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Guide to the Papers of the Piscataqua Pioneers

Collection number: MC 231

Size: 39 boxes (13 cu.ft.)

[In storage - requires 48 hour notice for use]

About Piscataqua Pioneers

The Piscataqua Pioneers are descendants of the Piscataqua River basin’s original settlers. Families who moved to and helped develop any of the towns from Kennebunk to Dover Point and the Massachusetts border qualify. Across the United States, the Pioneers now number more than 2,000.

A major genealogical resource in Special Collections is the Lamson Library of the Piscataqua Pioneers, a collection primarily related to the history of New Hampshire, Maine, and Massachusetts including many biographies and genealogies of specific families.

About the Piscataqua Pioneers Papers

The collection contains materials documenting the memberships, the administration of the group and member created genealogies.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection has restrictions: Membership applications and members files as well as secretary’s minutes are open only to members. A member needs to request materials 48 hours in advance and show both a driver’s license and a Piscataqua Pioneers membership card.

Copyright Notice

Contents of this collection are governed by U.S. copyright law. For questions about publication or reproduction rights, contact Special Collections staff.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Piscataqua Pioneers Papers, 1905-1997, MC 231, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.

Acquisitions Information

Donated by the Piscataqua Pioneers.

Collection Contents

Series I: Membership Applications

Box 1
A thru BO
Box 2
BR thru CHE
Box 3
CHI thru CU
Box 4
D thru FL
Box 5
FO thru FL
Box 6
GRO thru HOB
Box 7
HOD thru KEM
Box 8
KEN thru LY
Box 9
MA thru MOO
Box 10
MOR thru PA
Box 11
PE thru RI
Box 12
RO thru SL
Box 13
SM thru SW
Box 14
TA thru WA
Box 15
WE thru Z
Box 16
Misc membership and family information

Series II: Piscataqua Pioneer Member created Genealogies

Box 17
Box 17, Folder 1 Alger, Maurice Albert
Box 17, Folder 2 Andrus, Elisha Shepard
Box 17, Folder 3 Boggs Newsleter
Box 17, Folder 4 Boswell, Buswell, Buzzell
Box 17, Folder 5 Brown-Duncan
Box 18
Box 18, Folder 1 Chase
Box 18, Folder 2 Cleeve, George
Box 18, Folder 3 Cole, John
Box 18, Folder 4 Connell, Walter
Box 18, Folder 5 Eaton
Box 18, Folder 6 Edgerly, Edwin
Box 18, Folder 7 Edgerly, Thomas
Box 19
Box 19, Folder 1 Elliott
Box 19, Folder 2 Fall, Katherine Augusta
Box 19, Folder 3 Fernald
Box 19, Folder 4 Gove
Box 20
Box 20, Folder 1 Haley, Thomas
Box 20, Folder 2 Hanson Family
Box 20, Folder 3 Hanson, John
Box 20, Folder 4 Harvey (Harvie)
Box 20, Folder 5 Heard, John
Box 20, Folder 6 Hill, Valentine
Box 20, Folder 7 Hilton
Box 20, Folder 8 Hooper, Rev. William
Box 20, Folder 9 Hubbard
Box 21
Box 21, Folder 1 Kvamme, Vera Joyce Fox
Box 22
Box 22, Folder 1 Kvamme, Vera Joyce Fox
Box 22, Folder 2 Lamson, Albert
Box 23
Box 23, Folder 1 Lamson, Albert A-E
Box 24
Box 24, Folder 1 Lamson, Albert E-Y
Box 25
Box 25, Folder 1 Langley
Box 25, Folder 2 Leighton, Rubin
Box 25, Folder 3 Moulton, Webster, Batt, Noyes
Box 25, Folder 4 Moses, Sweet
Box 26
Box 26, Folder 1 Murphy
Box 26, Folder 2 Newington, NH Families
Box 26, Folder 3 Norris, Moses Leavitt and Lydia Ann Joy Norris
Box 26, Folder 4 Nutter, Thomas D
Box 27
Box 27, Folder 1 Peavey (Pevey)
Box 27, Folder 2 Pickering, Sanborn
Box 27, Folder 3 Roberts, Skilling, Merryman
Box 27, Folder 4 Rowland, Young
Box 27, Folder 5 Ryan, Thomas
Box 27, Folder 6 Shepherd, John Mooney
Box 27, Folder 7 Shillaber, John T.
Box 27, Folder 8 Sleeper
Box 27, Folder 9 Trelawney (Trelawny)
Box 27, Folder 10 Washington, George (Norwegian Forefathers)
Box 27, Folder 11 Washington, George (Royal British Ancestry)
Box 28
Box 28, Folder 1 Weeks
Box 29
Box 29, Folder 1 Welch, James
Box 29, Folder 2 Wentworth
Box 29, Folder 3 Wentworth, William
Box 29, Folder 4 Woburn
Box 29, Folder 5 Revolutionary War Soldiers buried in New London, NH
Box 29, Folder 6 Families and Family Associations A thru W

Series III: Piscataqua Member Created Booklets and Pamphlets

Box 30
Box 30, Folder 1 Newspaper articles written by William Fennel, 1977 thru 1980
Box 30, Folder 2 Newspaper articles written by William H. Mandrey. Three subjects: Famous Women of the Granite State; Men Who made New Hampshire and Memorable Moments in New Hampshire History
Box 31
Box 31, Folder 1 Newspaper articles “Home Town History” written by Dr. George Woodbury, 1962 thru 1974
Box 31, Folder 2 Newspaper articles “Home Town History” written by R. Warren Pease, 1974 thru 1978
Box 31, Folder 3 Newspaper articles “Stories of New Hampshire written by Eva A. Speare, 1970 thru 1972
Box 32
Box 32, Folder 1 Transcript of Journal of James Tuttle, Barrington, NH (now Strafford). This Transcript was typed by Mrs. Robert Tuttle of Rochester, whose husband was great-great grandson of James Tuttle
Box 32, Folder 2 Pamphlet “Pascataway: De Facto Capitol of New England 1623-1630 (Portsmouth, NH) by Ralph E. Thompson and Matthew R. Thompson for 350th Anniversary of Portsmouth
Box 32, Folder 3 Pamphlet “Gosport”
Box 32, Folder 4 Towns named Sanborn in America by Herbert L. Sanborn
Box 32, Folder 5 Journal of the New Castle Historical Group – 300th Anniversary Issue, Summer 1993
Box 33
Box 33, Folder 1 Two notebooks containing newspaper clippings “Views and Reviews of Old Rockingham”
Box 33, Folder 2 Copies of Piscataqua Pioneers Register of Members and Ancestors: 1623-1775, 1940, 1981
Box 34
Miscellaneous items including microfilm of membership applications, and CD of Piscataqua Pioneers Selected Biographies of Early Settlers of Northern New England.

Series IV: Society Information and Secretary Minutes

Box 35
Box 35, Folder 1 Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1905
Box 35, Folder 2 Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1906
Box 35, Folder 3 Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1907
Box 35, Folder 4 Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1908
Box 35, Folder 5 Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1909
Box 35, Folder 6 Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1910
Box 35, Folder 7 Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1911
Box 35, Folder 8 Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1912
Box 35, Folder 9 Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1913
Box 35, Folder 10 Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1914
Box 35, Folder 11 Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1915
Box 35, Folder 12 Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1916
Box 35, Folder 13 Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1917
Box 35, Folder 14 Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1918
Box 35, Folder 15 Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1919
Box 35, Folder 16 Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1920
Box 35, Folder 17 Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1921
Box 35, Folder 18 Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1922
Box 35, Folder 19 Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1923
Box 35, Folder 20 Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1925
Box 35, Folder 21 Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1926
Box 35, Folder 22 Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1927
Box 35, Folder 23 Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1928
Box 35, Folder 24 Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1929
Box 35, Folder 25 Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1930
Box 35, Folder 26 Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1931
Box 35, Folder 27 Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1932
Box 35, Folder 28 Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1933
Box 35, Folder 29 Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1934
Box 35, Folder 30 Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1935
Box 35, Folder 31 Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1936
Box 35, Folder 32 Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1937
Box 35, Folder 33 Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1938
Box 35, Folder 34 Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1939
Box 35, Folder 35 Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1940
Box 35, Folder 36 Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1941
Box 35, Folder 37 Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1942
Box 35, Folder 38 Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1944
Box 35, Folder 39 Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1945
Box 35, Folder 40 Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1947
Box 35, Folder 41 Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1949
Box 35, Folder 42 Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1960
Box 35, Folder 43 Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1961
Box 35, Folder 44 Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1961
Box 35, Folder 45 Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1962
Box 35, Folder 46 Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1963
Box 35, Folder 47 Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1966
Box 35, Folder 48 Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1967
Box 35, Folder 49 Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1968
Box 35, Folder 50 Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1969
Box 35, Folder 51 Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1970
Box 35, Folder 52 Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1971
Box 35, Folder 53 Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1972
Box 35, Folder 54 Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1973
Box 35, Folder 55 Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1974
Box 35, Folder 56 Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1975
Box 35, Folder 57 Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1976
Box 35, Folder 58 Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1977
Box 35, Folder 59 Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1978
Box 35, Folder 60 Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1979
Box 35, Folder 61 Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1980
Box 35, Folder 62 Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1981
Box 35, Folder 63 Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1982
Box 35, Folder 64 Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1983
Box 35, Folder 65 Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1984
Box 35, Folder 66 Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1985
Box 35, Folder 67 Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1989
Box 35, Folder 68 Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1992
Box 35, Folder 69 Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1993
Box 35, Folder 70 Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1994
Box 35, Folder 71 Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1995
Box 35, Folder 72 Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1997
Box 36
Proceedings of the Society, 1905-1941
Original book of Proceedings of the Society,
Original book of Proceedings of the Society, maintained by Albert H. Lamson,
Proceeding of the Society from origin,
Box 37
Proceedings of the Society, 1926-1940
Box 38
Proceedings of the Society, 1941-1983
Proceedings of the Society, 1941-1954
Proceedings of the Society, 1955-1983
Box 39
Misc. Society Papers
Misc. papers of Proceedings of the Society
Printers proofs of Piscataqua Pioneers Register, 1982

4 Responses to “Guide to the Papers of the Piscataqua Pioneers”

  1. James Rymes Says:

    I am descended from Samuel Rymes and Mary Wentworth of Portsmouth. I am looking for any information on the two families, and also I would like to join the Piscataqua Pioneers.

    Thank you,

    James T. Rymes

  2. Roland Goodbody Says:

    Hello James.

    I have not found anything regarding the Rymes family, but there is a three volume set of the Wentworth Genealogy here in our library, which you can peruse more easily online at http://www.archive.org. This is a national collection of digitized books. Just enter “Wentworth Genealogy” in the search box at the top of the page and you will get immediate results.

    To join the Piscataqua Pioneers you should contact Bill Drew at PappouDrew@aol.com.

    Roland Goodbody Manuscripts Curator

  3. Bill Lott Says:

    While researching my family tree on my mother’s side (surname Berry), I ran across an interesting notation about one of my Ancestors (William Berry, 1610-1654):

    “William Berry is listed as one of the original English colonists of this area of New England. See “Piscataqua Pioneers” page 90 for bio information. Probably came from Devon as many of Mason’s colonists did. The Berry family lived first at Little Harbour, then were the first colonists to settle what on the neck of land on the south side of the Little River at Sandy Beach (now Rye).”

    Being in Austraila, the “Piscataqua Pioneers” is a difficult title to come by. Would you have this publication in your collection?

    Cheers Bill

  4. Roland Goodbody Says:

    The reference to information about William Berry on p.90 is from The Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire by Noyes, Libby and Davis. The book is part of a collection of genealogical materials owned by the Piscataqua Pioneers organization whose library we maintain.

    Roland Goodbody Manuscripts Curator

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